This is a shout-out to the Mentally Advanced Twilight ask blog.
The mod for that tumblr blog has a good grasp on the character, and has a great art style. I suggest you go check it out!
Oh, for just… There’s strict, and then there’s draconian to the point of being directly harmful to your own content. The entire Mentally Advanced playlist has left my control again.
Currently, I don’t know what to do with it. Because this thing is automated and heavily favors the claiming party, even if I disputed it would still take about a month to work through each claim. If nothing has changed, I can only dispute three videos at a time. However, if Hasbro automatically counter-claims all three disputes by using a bot, which is a common practice, then I’ll lose my entire Youtube account until I file some formal paperwork, and then it takes two weeks for them to respect my filing enough to restore my channel - we’re talking bare minimum of two weeks with a maximum of never.
So if I file two disputes at a time, which is safe, it’s going to be six months before I once again have control over the series.
Even if I contacted Hasbro and miraculously got someone to formally approve a license for a vindictive, adult parody of their children’s show, which is a conflict of interest, Youtube would still automatically claim every new episode, and I’d have to dispute for every new upload.
Since this happened in spite of me using still-frame clips of the show, I’m curious: has this hit reviewers or any other content makers in the pony fandom? Is it basically unsafe to display any show content on Youtube, regardless of reason or quantity? It seems there’s no way to make this sufficiently transformative enough to work.
Screen caps. Apparently, mere screen caps from the show are now capable of bringing your Youtube channel under copyright review.
For those of you who like to download videos when you know they might be going away, now is the time to do so. I’ll mull over my options and figure out what I want to do. Although I wouldn’t mind leaving them up, it’s hard not to remember what happened to other channels that took a similar course during the first round of Content ID claims. Youtube won’t just ban me if these flip to a heavier sanction - they’ll ban my whole identity from using Adsense and related programs.
We scheduled for Sunday, but it’s too late! The internet found us! Ah well. We’ll do more stuff like that for Patrons in the future, when it makes sense. In the meanwhile, you guys can check out this preview of Equestria Primates! This is just the opening, and after we’ll scale back on the art a bit so we can launch by some time in the winter!
It’s taken a long time, but the intro to this thing is finally ready! I have more beyond this part finished, but the intro was just so complicated it was hard to make myself work on it some days.
I hope you enjoy it!
Hey guys! So as many of you may know, I do the art for an awesome YouTube channel called Funky Panda that features some really great music.
At the end of the month Funky Panda will be doing ti’s first community mix of older songs featured on the channel along with fan-art of Funky Panda. We decided to feature fan art cause we want to more closely involve our fan base as well as look for potential artists to commission for future month’s art.
So if that sounds like something you’re up for, send fan art to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Just finished the Funky Panda art for September!
Anonymous said: Are you aware that the speech bubble in your Twitter pic is coming from your crotch?
It’s better than talking out of my ass i supose